Impacts of Technology on Health Care System The structural, organizational parts and the mode of delivery have been positively altered by technological advancements. The integration of technology has made a lot of improvements in the health care sector by making it easier for doctors to give services for and the patients to be able to access quality health care with fewer problems. The major areas that have benefited from technology in the health care sectors include cancer treatment and research. Technology is defined as a way of doing things. Modern technology has changed the way many things are done.
Kerr (2002), reports that if there is a structured handover method the quality of care is promoted and nurses will have a full understanding and knowledge about the patients. Glen (1998) also discussed the importance of having a structured handover process stating that it will lead to an development in the quality of care delivered (K. Chung, 2011). The literature review reveals bedside theme emerged from nursing handover. The current research available may not be substantial but it does indicate support from the large amount of anecdotal evidence which claims that nursing bedside handover is an effective form of handover process. Literature shows that there are paybacks in transporting out bedside handover, it proposes that bedside handover helps to put up associations amid nurses and patients’ and it also amplified patient’s satisfaction.
Abstract:The modern ICU generates large volumes of complex and multimodal data. Interpreting and utilizing this information is challenging for the ICU Physician. By enhancing the ICU Clinical Decision Support System its outcomes in critical patients will be improved by providing real-time decision support, decreasing medical errors, and minimizing life-threatening events caused by delayed or uninformed medical decisions. In addition to basic patient demographics, pre-existing comorbidity data, and medication usage, it also emulate more event categories such as nurse-verified chart events, laboratory tests, and fluid balance records. For making critical decisions, these events based categories with event duration are more helpful.
In healthcare, blockchain is often anticipated as a tool enabling interoperability because, mainly, of strong security. With blockchain healthcare applications, the quality of healthcare is predicted to upswing, and the costs and risks are likely to go down. And as you possibly know that blocks(Data) stored on blockchains can be shared in real time across a cluster of people or organizations, so each transaction is time-stamped as a permanent record, which cannot be damaged. Pushing the hype about Blockchain aside, here we discuss some of the use cases of blockchain in healthcare IT. 1.
It is also important that staff be involved in decision-making process. It is suggested that administrative staff undergo training in Customer care/Patient care skills for efficiency. “Patient satisfaction has become a frequently used outcome measure of the quality of healthcare delivery. In that sense, satisfaction represents a positive appraisal of the provided health care with respect to the client’s goals and expectations” (Downey-Ennis & Harrington, 2002). According to Anhang Price et al (2014) “improved patient satisfaction is associated with increased levels of adherence to recommended prevention and treatment processes, improved clinical outcomes, better patient safety within hospitals, and lowered need for health care
It allows the evaluation of an association from an unbiased standpoint through a comprehensive conversation of the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Steps to Follow for SWOT Analysis in Healthcare SWOT analysis was in the beginning premeditated to make available a systematic analysis of businesses in other industries, but its many benefits have encouraged its use in healthcare organizations as well. The first step of SWOT analysis in healthcare involves the collection and estimation of key data, which capacity consist of the community’s health status, present status of medical technology, or the sources of healthcare financial support. Once the suitable data has been cool, calm and collected and finally analyzed, the capabilities of the organization are evaluated. In the second step of SWOT analysis in healthcare, the data collected is organized into four categories, which are: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT).
By using balanced scorecard in healtcare management,which is the Office of Strategy Management,it can help the healtcare industry such as hospitals,pharmaceutical company and many more in focusing on strategy execution and alignment.From this,it can help against cost overruns and ineffificient implementation,as example the cost or fees at hospitals.Bob M.D,(2012). In hospital’s management,Balanced scorecard will get the focus towards the patient and meet the expectations.The patient(customer) are the perspectives that build the strategy map.This also will meet the patient at the hospital with the satisfaction of measurement of progress towards the target.So,when there are issues and problem happen in management,some approach of balanced scorecard can be used and solved,but balanced scorecard (BSC) is not the solvers that will fix everything.By having the innovative and skilled management teams such as the workers itself at healthcare service such as nurses,pharmacist and also human resource department,it can play the good role in helping healthcare organisation in having success in their mission and perform outstanding healthcare services to their patients which is their customers and also to the communities as
Today large amounts of user friendly data are available which can keep people well informed about diseases and their cure. It has also facilitated dialogue around major public health threats increasing public involvement and helped people make informed decisions about their own health. • It has also helped in faster scheduling, registration, orientation, admission, re- admission, discharge and transfer from one hospital to another. • It has also bought about more transparency in the system. • It has helped record the entire medical history of patients on just one document thus freeing people from the cumbersome task of searching through huge amounts of
Health IT allows the health care team to more easily identify the unique needs individuals, and focus attention on the unmet needs. There is perhaps no more immediate opportunity to reduce health disparities than the Electronic Health Record. The reduction of disparities is one of the stated goals of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act While the implementation of the electronic record has resulted in significant improvements in patient safety, it is a supporting tool that requires an organizational culture of safety and an awareness of the new generation of errors that are emerging. Screen design, data entry errors, and changes are new and different events that will require analysis and new solutions. Schroeder
Advanced technologies to collect and analyze data which were not known before. For healthcare, this means collecting patient data and record history of medication and suggesting suitable changes required after analyzing the diagnostic data. Not only taking measures but also how to prevent and improve on the services is major task being given to IoT devices in this field. 2. Reduction in the risk of error is another major reason when it comes to IoT being implemented.